Doha-based Qatar Airways will cease flights to Gatwick Airport from June 1st due following seven years. The decision to withdraw its daily flight from Gatwick was attributed to commercial reasons.
Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways’ commented: “We are extremely sad to be losing London Gatwick from our network after serving the route for the past seven years. But following a thorough review and analysis over the past few months, we have concluded that we could no longer sustain the route for commercial reasons. While we continue to grow our business, developing the network further, we do it prudently, cautiously and carefully.”
Qatar will continue to operate unchanged out of Heathrow and has recently announced plans to boost its Manchester flights to twice daily. As of June, Dubai-based Emirates will become the sole Gulf-based carrier operating from Gatwick.